Contaminated milk: Firm-backed probe, ensures consumer safety

Peak milk makers FrieslandCampina WAMCO have declared their support for an ongoing investigation into the sale of tainted milk to consumers in the Ojuelegba area of ​​Lagos State.

The PUNCH had reported that a warehouse in the Isheri region of the state had been shut down by the government after a video of a reported sale of tainted dairy products in Ojuelegba went viral.

A video had surfaced online showing a middle-aged man selling unsafe and contaminated milk to unsuspecting members of the public on Ibidun Street, Ojuelegba.

FrieslandCampina, in a statement from its Executive Director, Corporate Affairs, Ore Famurewa, assumed the safety of consumers of its products.

The statement read in part: “We are aware of reports online of a complaint of frozen milk purchased from an independent vendor in an area of ​​Lagos State.

“Our company is currently working on a joint investigation with the Lagos State Consumer
Protection Agency on the matter to address any public concerns. To date, internal and external investigations have shown that the integrity of our manufacturing, batching, warehousing and distribution of our products has remained intact.

“During a meeting with the Agency and other stakeholders, FrieslandCampina WAMCO reiterated its commitment to selling only genuine, high-quality Peak products that are safe for consumption and suitable for use in accordance with the product label and expiry details.

“Following this, the company called on consumers to always use its extended toll-free number and email on the packaging of all its products to liaise with dedicated professionals for any enquiries. This platform is aimed at consumers in Nigeria.

“While we await the conclusive outcome of the investigation, we take this opportunity to reassure our consumers that FrieslandCampina WAMCO will continue to provide consumers with healthy dairy products.

“For over 60 years, the Peak brand has provided Nigerians with quality dairy nutrition. The integrity of the Peak brand is based on its rigorous quality process.

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